Have you ever wanted to wave your hand to unlock a door or transfer your contact information by simply touching a phone? How about keeping all of your top secret passwords at arm's length, literally? Well, with this Kickstarter-funded near field communication-enabled ring, all that could soon be possible.
Everybody loves these Fuelbands and other activity trackers because they supply you with troves of data about your everyday life. Sometimes, however, it's a little bit too much information.
A Toronto-based creative agency has put together its vision of what the next version of Google Glass might look like. There are some really neat ideas in there, but the video also feels a bit... off. What do you think?
Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind,…
The tablet revolution has arrived and stabilized and now everybody's scrambling for the next big thing. Google's quite publicly doing its whole glasses thing, but Apple's been characteristically quiet about any fancy new digs. Now, the New York Times is reporting that Apple's got an iOS watch in development, but…
Steve Mann, the "father of wearable computing," has been physically assaulted while visiting a McDonalds in Paris, France.
Nokia, alongside researchers at the University of Cambridge, are busy at work on the golden skin thing seen here. You thought that smartphone was an extension of your hand already? Just wait until the smartphone is your hand.
Someday humans and computers will meld together to create cyborgs. But instead of waiting for it, Martin Magnusson, a Swedish researcher and entrepreneur, has taken the first step and created a wearable computer that can be slung across the body.
Say what? Apple better not be working out how to strap a laptop to someone's back, because that's already been done—10 years ago. But their recent hiring of someone well-versed in wearable computing does spell something interesting.
Once upon a time being alone meant you were unable to play a decent game of rock-paper-scissors, but now you can finally amuse yourself with just your own hand. Granted you'll have to actually make a glove like this first.
Maybe I've been watching too many Stargate reruns or maybe the AirMouse hand-mounted input device was really inspired by Goa'uld technology. Either way, I'm skeptical about its ability to prevent repetitive stress injuries.
I'm all for naughty, oh-come-treat-me-like-a-bad-girl-tonight scraps of lace. What I'm not such a fan of is trashy oh-come-follow-me-using-the-built-in-GPS lingerie. I don't care if it's pretty, frilly designer lingerie. It's got a damn tracking system embedded in the fabric.
I was wondering what Aimee Mullins was running from, and now I suspect that it might've been these fellows. I'm sure they're great people, being a part of MIT's Wearable Computing team and all, but I would run too.
Wearable computers may be a reality in today's army, but use is restricted to safe environs like a bunker or an armored vehicle—out in the open, soldiers' priority is keeping hold of their guns. The RallyPoint Handwear Computer Input Device is unique in that it is designed specifically to be used even while the…
Now you can get RSI while you simultaneously try to combat it with the Wrist PC Keyboard from L3 Systems. Available in four colors (green, blue, black, and smokey-gray), this regular size QWERTY keyboard simply straps to your forearm and is ready for the road. Since it is designed with a completely sealed surface,…
Although the mobile phone might be the ultimate connectivity device across distances, there is still a void for extremely close proximity communication. Yeh, well you can always "talk" to the other person, but that would be too easy. Enter the Fuse wearable wrist display, a wristband with a programmable LED display…